Academy Drama: Ng Wong the Swordsman (Cancelled)
14 - 16 December 2020‖19:45
18 - 19 December 2020‖19:45
19 December 2020‖14:45
Venue : Academy Studio Theatre
School / Department : School of Drama
Category : Academy Events
THE PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE REFER TO REFUND ARRANGEMENTS HERE: https://bit.ly/34AeNcM. DETails of ANY UPDATED ARRANGEMENTS OF THIS PRODUCTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THIS WEBPAGE.
In the year of Wuxu, during the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing dynasty, swordsman Ng Wong becomes embroiled in the power struggle between the conservative courtiers and members of the Hundred Days’ Reform. He became acquainted with young reformist Chi-tung Tam to whom he taught martial arts. When Tam decided to petition the emperor in Beijing, he embarks on a fatal journey with no return.
Amid fears Tam is in danger, Wong finds himself in a tough spot among brotherhood, patriotism and his love of life Siu-ching Choi who begs him to retreat from gong wu*. How far will Wong go when he was trapped between the biggest life dilemma he had ever faced?
When caught between righteousness and self-interest, what choices should one make? Should one leave or stay?
*Gong wu literally means rivers and lakes. In Chinese, it refers to the martial arts world of ancient China. The term has evolved over the course of Chinese history, representing the way of life of a hermit, or a sub-society parallel to mainstream society or outside of existing law.
Playwright/Dramaturg: Poon Wai-sum
Director: Roy Szeto
Assistant Director: Raymond Lui Hon-yin
Movement Coach: Ata Wong
Assistant Movement Coach: Chung Bing-shu
Set Designer: Ankie Lai On-kei
Costume Designer: Li Pei-yee
Lighting Designer: Rachel Ip Chun-lam
Sound Designer: Amber Luk Kei-wa
Production Manager: San Kwong Tsz-shan
Cast: Cheung Chun-man, Leung Kwan-yiu, Alvina Liu, Ma Ka-wing, Ng Wing-sun, Wong Cho-hin, Chew Yu-yeung, Chung Bing-shu, Deng Zhenxuan, Lam Yau-hin, Man Fei-yeung, Au Yeung Hak-ho, Leung Kin-chung, Man Tsun-yin, Mo Hiu-shan
Drama in Cantonese. This production contains foul language and violence scenes, suitable for audience aged 12 or above.